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Forma Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Industry Veteran John E. Bishop, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer

Forma Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: FMTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on rare hematologic diseases and cancers, today announced the appointment of John E. Bishop, Ph.D., to the leadership team as senior vice president and chief technology officer. In this role, Dr. Bishop will lead chemistry, manufacturing and control (CMC)-related functions and quality, encompassing Forma’s early pipeline through commercial product.

“We are fortunate to welcome John to Forma at this pivotal time in Forma’s history,” said Frank Lee, chief executive officer of Forma. “John’s extensive expertise in small-molecule pharmaceuticals and proven track record as a leader will help to expedite drug development and commercialization at Forma, speeding us on our mission of transforming the lives of patients with rare hematologic diseases and cancers.”

Dr. Bishop’s background includes extensive expertise with CMC development in oncology and hematology. Prior to joining Forma, Dr. Bishop served as senior vice president of pharmaceutical sciences at Epizyme, Inc., where he was a member of the executive team and held overall responsibility for the CMC and quality assurance (QA) functions. Prior to Epizyme, Dr. Bishop held positions of increasing responsibility, including as senior vice president at Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. While at Momenta, Dr. Bishop planned and oversaw expansion of the company’s CMC & QA functions from an ad hoc, three-scientist operation to 130 full-time employees. He also developed and executed successful CMC strategies for Momenta’s generic versions of two complex drugs, enoxaparin sodium (LOVENOX®) and glatiramer acetate (COPAXONE®), which led to Momenta’s establishment of a broad biosimilar portfolio.

“I look forward to this opportunity to help Forma further establish and scale a truly groundbreaking technical organization that will enable the company to innovate in disease areas in urgent need of new solutions,” said Dr. Bishop. “I believe the team at Forma is applying world-class science and a sincere commitment to patients, and I’m delighted to join this passionate group.”

About Forma Therapeutics

Forma Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to transform the lives of patients with rare hematologic diseases and cancers. Our R&D engine combines deep biology insight, chemistry expertise and clinical development capabilities to create drug candidates with differentiated mechanisms of action focused on indications with high unmet need. Our work has generated a broad proprietary portfolio of programs with the potential to provide profound patient benefit. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @FORMAInc and LinkedIn.

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